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Keanu commented on picture ID 156843.

Tropical Orbweaver... Discussion Thread

May 26, 2022
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Keanu commented on picture ID 156803.

Looks like a (pantropical) huntsman spider... Discussion Thread

May 26, 2022
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Keanu commented on picture ID 156791.

Pantropical hunstman spider... Discussion Thread

May 26, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156858.

Steatoda triangulosa, a false widow/cobweb spider. It's a pretty one, not gonna hurt anything but pest insects (:... Discussion Thread

May 26, 2022
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Cdonahue commented on picture ID 156858.

Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is... Discussion Thread

May 26, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156847.

She's Pisaurina mira, an American Nursery Web Spider. Her colors are a bit atypical, she's quite pretty.... Discussion Thread

May 25, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156853.

Pisuaurina mira, male. This is an American Nursery Web Spider. I found a male one on an outside wall tonight too. I was surprised by how big he was for a male spider.... Discussion Thread

May 25, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156304.

@NaelaDj Welcome! You are correct, it is a Sac Spider in genus Cheiracanthium. There are arguments about what the venom of these spiders does to people. In my own personal experience, it does hurt and takes weeks to heal. I saw the Sac Spiders as they were biting me. I don't even know why climbed from foliage onto my skin and bit me. Spiders usually bite in self-defense. There are two s... Discussion Thread

May 25, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156661.

Thank you for the update! I didn't know that was a common name for Crane Flies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_longlegs I haven't been using that common name because it is too commonly used. As the Wikipedia article I added a link for says, it is a name for Cellar Spiders in family Pholcidae, Opilione arachnids, Crane Flies, and two types of plant. Your Crane Fly is really cool, it looks... Discussion Thread

May 25, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156777.

Dolomedes tenebrosus, a Dark Fishing Spider. Fishing Spiders have very similar markings to Wolf Spiders. Thanks for giving the identification an attempt! They like bathtubs, I think they can sense the water in the drain trap. The visual difference is that Fishing Spiders are low-slung ( they float) and can climb verticals and "splat" themselves on walls for hours.They have pointy butts too... Discussion Thread

May 24, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156771.

Dolomedes tenebrosus. It looks like a less common version of the markings on a Dark Fishing Spider. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1796351 The link is to another photo of one with bright white markings They're usually brown, black, orange, and a little bit of white. It doesn't have medically significant venom. New York is relatively quite safe, from the venomous animals perspective. The o... Discussion Thread

May 24, 2022
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mhd196 commented on picture ID 156775.

Thank you very much.... Discussion Thread

May 24, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156775.

It's a wolf spider for sure. And based on location, with the mostly plain, unmarked abdomen and the way the dark patches of the cephalothorax have lines running through them, it's looking like Hogna radiata.... Discussion Thread

May 24, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156753.

She looks like Pisaurina mira, an American Nursery Web Spider. They are in the Fishing Spider family, Pisauridae. She's holding her egg sac with her fangs and is covering it with her body. Large spiders and their egg sacs are targeted by parasitic wasps that use them as living incubators for the wasps' larvae. So she is protecting the eggs from wasps and other predators by shielding them. I do... Discussion Thread

May 24, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156755.

It's an Orbweaver spider, possibly in genus Araniella, like Araniella proxima.... Discussion Thread

May 24, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156781.

I was hesitant to say it's a Grammostola pulchra (the Brazilian black tarantula) just because it is 1. in Brazil, 2. black, and 3. a tarantula, but now I'm sure. That brown patch by the spinnerets is a common thing for them to have. I would absolutely love to keep one of these for a pet. They're supposed to be some of the most chill T's out there.... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156779.

Yep, thats a crabby aright. Misumena vatia. The colors of this photo are so vivid. Enjoy your backyard :D... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156767.

Clubiona spp. here, a sac spider. A lot of its congenerics look very similar, but C. phragmitis turns up the most pictures that make me think of this one you've found. It should not pose any danger.... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156747.

I love this, it's like she's wearing a bunch of glass beads ... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156735.

Nice catch! These little spiders should be something people race on tiny racetracks. It seems like they are always running around when people spot them.... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156747.

Awesome! You can see the babies inside the eggs! I like seeing Cellar Spiders carrying their egg sacks, it looks like they're showing off what they made. I haven't seen the eggs this close to hatching before. This photo came out great, now I know that at least one species of Cellar Spider has long leg hairs. She appears to be standing in a taller posture than they usually do so she can lif... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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coreyannder commented on picture ID 156745.

But unfortunately my dark purple pants threw off the color in this picture.... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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coreyannder commented on picture ID 156362.

It was actually on that website that I found one that looks like the same species, so that’s where I got the impression it may be a marpissa grata! And the sighting on there was in my state, here’s the one I saw on there! https://bugguide.net/node/view/558950... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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coreyannder commented on picture ID 156362.

I’ll upload a pic of the eyes! They are in salticidae arrangement!... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156655.

Yes, Larinioides cornutus.... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156723.

Fishing Spider fishing lure? :)... Discussion Thread

May 23, 2022
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pinkdazee commented on picture ID 156586.

It does put my mind at ease. Thank you so much!... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156737.

Nursery Web Spider (Pisaurina mira). These spiders are harmless and are usually very skittish. https://spiderid.com/spider/pisauridae/pisaurina/mira/... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156739.

Crevice Weaver (Kukulcania sp.), they are harmless. Males of these species look very similar to Brown Recluse (Loxosceles spp.). Example of a male Kukulcania sp. https://spiderid.com/picture/8230/... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156733.

Amaurobius ferox is similar in appearance to this spider but I believe this is a Steatoda borealis. A kind of False Widow, similar in appearance to Widows (Latrodectus spp.) but are considered harmless to humans. Note the two enlarged pedipalps towards the face of the spider. Those indicate its male, like this one here https://spiderid.com/picture/4186/... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156731.

This spiders carapace and stance is deceiving but this is rather a Long-legged Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium sp.). Also referred to as the Yellow Sac Spider. https://spiderid.com/spider/eutichuridae/cheiracanthium/... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156729.

I would think this is most likely a Dolomedes scriptus, a kind of Fishing Spider. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1461678/bgimage As for the hair, Fishing Spiders (Dolomedes spp.) are usually as hairy as most Wolf Spiders (Lycosidae spp.).... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156388.

Sorry for the late reply, but yes, she is a very beautiful T. georgicola. Thank you for being friendly with them.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156382.

Cobweb Weaver (tentatively Steatoda sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156376.

The velvety look makes me think its a Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae sp.). Possibly the Mouse Spider (Scotophaeus blackwalli) https://spiderid.com/picture/1659/ Ground Spiders are fairly reclusive and fast but they are harmless.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156372.

Wolf Spider (Lycosidae sp.), they are harmless.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156364.

Most likely a Nursery Web Spider (Pisaurina mira). https://spiderid.com/picture/1714/... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156350.

False Widow (Steatoda sp.), no need to be concerned.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156348.

Seems to be a Cobweb Weaver (Theridiidae sp.). Unfortunately, that's all I can make out from this picture.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156340.

Wolf Spider (tentatively Trochosa sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156326.

Definitely not dangerous. This is just a Tan Jumping Spider (Platycryptus undatus). Also, by "mouth" I'm assuming you mean the pedipalps. Those are sensory organs, like antennae, that are also used as sexual organs by male spiders.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156322.

Funnel Weaver (either Tegenaria or Eratigena sp.), they are all harmless.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156316.

Furrow Orbweaver (Larinioides cornatus)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156312.

Cellar Spider (Pholcus sp.), they are harmless.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156310.

I agree. The ventral markings match with E. ravilla.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156298.

False Wolf Spider (Titiotus sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156288.

Wolf Spiders can't climb on smooth surfaces. This is a Jumping Spider, possibly the Tan Jumping Spider (Platycryptus undatus).... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156282.

Nursery Web Spider (Pisauridae sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156268.

False Widow (Steatoda sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156711.

Scytodes univittata, a spitting spider. Kittens, and carnivore and scavenger animals in general, should be fine eating any spider, even ones with medically significant venom (unlike this one), but keep an eye out if they start breathing weird or showing any signs of being bitten on the tongue, inner mouth, etc.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156707.

Cheiracanthium species. This is a Long-legged Sac Spider. They live both indoors and outdoors. The first pair of legs is the longest. Your spider had some difficulties in life. Two legs are short because the spider had to regrow them.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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Sdt commented on picture ID 156661.

I have since learned that it is a Daddy Longlegs.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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Grady commented on picture ID 156639.

Thank you... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156687.

I think this is a crab spider, a species of Misumenoides or maybe Mecaphesa. Usually they're not indoors, they prefer to hang out in flowers to ambush pollinators. Do you know if the basket was brought in from outside recently?... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156681.

This is not a spider, but a wheel bug. Their nymphs have these distinctive flat red abdomens. Their bite is supposed to be extremely immediately painful, but not life threatening.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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SifuSnips856 commented on picture ID 156691.

Looks like a wolf spider. I'm gonna say Alopecosa kochi.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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NaelaDj commented on picture ID 156304.

That is a yellow sac spider. Do not get bit by one it will cause you a world of hurt in the past month I've been bit by two and I would never wish that on any one. If you see more than one inside get spider spray at ypur nearest store locate the nest and drench it. They have sac like nests some small like dime sized and some can be as big as ypur fist.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156701.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/6930/data BugGuide doesn't have any West Virginia Heteropoda sightings. family Philodromidae is a possibility. Anyone who knows, please feel free to jump in.... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156701.

I think it's a Huntsman, Heteropoda (different feet) venatoria. Looks male. Dark Fishing Spiders have markings bands on their legs. Heteropoda have feet that are all pointed in different directions. That helps them spin around and propel theirselves quickly, pushing off on the foot that is at the best angle and direction for the movement. I'm not totally sure my ID is correct, I'll check the ... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156703.

Herpyllus Ecclesiasticus, This is an Eastern Parson Spider. I'm sincerely jealous! My deliberate searches for spiders have been very disappointing this year and I go out in the night with a flashlight every night looking for them. I'm outside all day too. I guess the question is, how are spiders getting into your house? I want them to come right to me too. :)... Discussion Thread

May 22, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156661.

@Bartoo You remember it correctly. This is an insect. @sdt www.bugguide.net is a website that identifies all bugs in North America. You can submit the photo there alsofor a better chance of an answer.... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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mammabear18 commented on picture ID 156685.

I just found the same spider in kitchen down in north Mississippi... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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SpiderLovingBoi commented on picture ID 156653.

Maybe a flower crab spider? Crab spiders are venomous, but most can’t pierce through skin. You child is probably having a small allergic reaction to the venom. Mostly you just need to put them back outside. I would call pest control not to kill the spiders, but to find how they are getting in so often and seal that space.... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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r33c3 commented on picture ID 156671.

looks like a Phidippus audax to me :) (bold jumper spider)... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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SpiderLovingBoi commented on picture ID 156653.

It’s a crab spider of some kind... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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SpiderLovingBoi commented on picture ID 156669.

Ladybird (Eresus sandaliatus ) also is very likely I think you identified them correctly... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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SpiderLovingBoi commented on picture ID 156669.

Phidippus johnsoni is my best guess. The black dots on their abdomen are very fascinating!... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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SpiderLovingBoi commented on picture ID 156673.

Possibly a Phidippus clarus or a Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper)... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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Villagecreep commented on picture ID 156679.

Looks like a yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum)... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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bartooo commented on picture ID 156661.

Im not an expert, but im not sure is this a spider even. Spiders have 4 pairs of legs, Insect have 3 pairs <- and when I was in school, they teached me that is the most important difference. Pleas, someone confirm it... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156675.

You're welcome. That was a nice description :)... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156580.

Tetragnatha cf. extensa.... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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bartooo commented on picture ID 156675.

Thank you! <3... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156675.

Menemerus semilimbatus, male.... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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rlh3in1 commented on picture ID 156521.

I have one like this in my backyard. Camera has a hard time with it though because it is contrasted to a beige background (my house). Mine has a web and no foliage at all though.... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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Blckhwk13 commented on picture ID 156667.

Follow up - I think I figured it out. I think it’s the Larinioides sclopetarius (bridge or grey cross over weaver)... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156649.

These are not spiderlings but rather nymphs of the North American Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus). https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/trees/wheel_bug.htm... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156651.

Yep, this is a male Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus).... Discussion Thread

May 21, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156596.

Sorry, no volunteers have recognized it and had the time to answer you yet. It definitely is a male. All Spiders in USA with possibly medically significant venom can be ruled out, at least.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156634.

I did see the spiders darken in hours . We'll find out if your spider molts. It's oddly shiny too. I suspect that some spiders have undocumented abilities to change colors. Shamrock Orbweavers, Araneus trifolium, is one I wonder about. I haven't found one yet to test it with different colors.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156616.

Yes, Dolomedes tenebrosus. The Dark Fishing Spiders almost always have orange markings. This one is beautiful!... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Mevidro commented on picture ID 156636.

Thank you !... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156641.

Triangulate Cobweb Weaver (Steatoda triangulosa)... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156639.

Leaf-curling Sac Spider (Clubiona sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156636.

Funnel Weaver (Coras sp.) https://spiderid.com/spider/agelenidae/coras/... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156643.

Wolf Spider (tentatively Shizocosa ocreata) https://bugguide.net/node/view/1372089... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156645.

Wolf Spider (tentatively Tigrosa sp.) https://spiderid.com/spider/lycosidae/tigrosa/pictures/... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 156630.

False Widow (tentatively Steatoda grossa)... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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PLB commented on picture ID 156645.

Can anyone tell me what this is?... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156544.

Philodromus dispar, male.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156608.

The Brown Recluse can only be found in the U.s.a. http://spiderguide.blogspot.com/2013/09/brown-recluse.html This is most likely a Noble False Widow (Steatoda nobilis). Providing this was the culprit, there is no reason to worry.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156614.

A Running Crab Spider (Philodromus sp.)... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156602.

Misumena vatia.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 156600.

Clubiona sp.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Norminrwb commented on picture ID 156634.

Would it change in hours though?... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156634.

This is a good photographic comparison of what I've seen too. When they get dark they are close to the time of their next molt. They can be nearly black before molting.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 156632.

Pisaurina mira, This is a Nursery Web Spider. They make special enclosure webs to keep the hatchlings safe until they are ready to go out on their own.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Bedobrains commented on picture ID 156624.

Looks like a male Phidippus audax (Bold jumping spider)... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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Golferjoe commented on picture ID 156628.

About three inches in length.... Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022
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effien commented on picture ID 156608.

would love to identify this spider as I had a odd bite on my leg that that was painfull for a week and am wondering if this was the culprit........ Discussion Thread

May 20, 2022